LiveXLive’s React Presents Spring Awakening Music Festival, the Midwest’s largest all-electronic music festival, returns to Addams / Medill Park in Chicago on Saturday October 2 and Sunday October 3 for the festival’s inaugural “Autumn Equinox”.
The two-day fully electronic music festival experience will feature the largest lineup in the festival’s 9.5-year history with over 70 artists performing on four unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres across the spectrum. electronic music.
Headliners include Martin Garrix, Excision, Diplo, Galantis, RL Grime b2b Baauer, Dillon Francis, Madeon, Zomboy, AC Slater, Shiba San, Sofi Tukker DJ Set, and more.
“We couldn’t be more excited to see the incredible talent,” LiveXLive founder and CEO Rob Allen said during a media preview Friday. “[The return] is great for talent, great for the community.
In addition to incredible lineup, organizers said SAMF 2021 will feature a stunning new stage production, extensive interactive and immersive art installations, carnival rides and a number of other experiential elements.
“Walking backstage, I had a little ‘shit’ moment watching this scene the team built, it was a little moment for me,” said Dermot McCormack, president of LiveXLive.
The organizers also promised more surprises.
SAMF skipped 2019 and was virtual last year due to COVID-19 constraints. Returning to events in person is a positive thing for the music industry.
“We’re building a small town,” Allen said. “We’re going to have over a thousand people working. I couldn’t be more proud to see all of these people going back to work. They have been suffering for 18 months.
COVID-19 continues to play a role. In accordance with City of Chicago guidelines, organizers will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for festival entry.
Spring Awakening is an 18+ festival and participants will be required to present government-issued photo ID upon entry.
LiveXLive will live stream the festival and feature exclusive pre and post show coverage and live interviews with artists, managers and attendees of LiveZone, the original LiveXLive franchise that will bring an immersive fan experience to SAMF.
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The first general and VIP admission levels are full. Limited quantities of Level 2 tickets are still available, but are selling out quickly.
For more information and tickets visit spring awakening.com.
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Darby Lynn Cartwright for participating in the @GoPride Social media takeover as part of SAMF Media Preview.